flicker - 2:52 pm on Apr 13, 2006 (gmt 0)
I suspect you're misunderstanding, RichTC. If a website has real content, it deserves to be listed in a content directory (like the ODP.) If it also has 27 mirrors designed to fool search engines and keep up with the Joneses, none of them should be given additional listings in the ODP, because they're duplicates. But that doesn't make the original site any worse. A search engine like Google may be in the habit of banning a site across the board if one of its pages is bad, but it doesn't really benefit a directory to do that, because the bad pages don't have listings (are never submitted, in fact, unless the webmaster is a jerk,) and therefore the existence of the duplicate pages doesn't interfere with what the directory is doing.